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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


Major duties:

  1. Provide research assistance and design experiments, including animal surgeries; human and animal tissue processing; immunohistochemical staining of tissue sections; digital microscopy; gene expression by qRT-PCR; and cell culture to determine mechanism regulating liver regeneration and malignant transformation. Analyze data and prepare reports.
  2. Maintain transgenic and mutant mouse colony. Maintain lab supplies and stocks. Oversight of IACUC and OSEH standards for the laboratory.
  3. Participate in the group scholarly activities and staff conferences related to the progress of the project(s).
  4. Train and supervise part-time undergraduate research assistants and volunteers in a lab.

The applicant would be expected to demonstrate proficiency in lab techniques within the first 4 months of hire. The candidate will work both independently and in a team environment. To enhance the education experience, the employee will have an opportunity to participate in the weekly lab meetings and didactic sessions.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s Degree with 1-3 years of experience in a biomedical research field are required.

Desired Qualifications*

Working with GraphPad, Photoshop, EndNote program experience and human live tissue, biopsy samples, histological sample preparation, and organoid culture experiences are considered a plus.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.